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- SAGE India 2007; US$ 35.95
This book argues that communication an exchange of symbols is the essence of society and that this exchange is the foundation on which the human collective is based. It explores how the collective sense of the self is defined either with reference to, or in defiance of, dominant existing traditions. The various essays highlight the links... more...
- CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2003; US$ 48.30
CQ Presss Congressional Roll Call continues to be the definitive reference source of congressional voting information for students, scholars, political professionals, and all citizens who want to be informed about their representatives voting records. Congressional Roll Call 2002 provides an objective, authoritative member-by-member survey... more...
- Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 9.99 US$ 8.59
Congress is the first branch of government in the American system, write Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein, but now it is a broken branch, damaged by partisan bickering and internal rancor. The Broken Branch offers both a brilliant diagnosis of the cause of Congressional decline and a much-needed blueprint for change, from two experts who understand... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 45.95
The U.S. House of Representatives has been frozen at 435 members for almost a century, and in that time the nation?s population has grown by more than 200 percent. With the number of citizens represented by each House member now dramatically larger, is a major consequence of this historical disparity a diminished quality of representation? Brian... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 24.00
In the modern Congress, one of the highest hurdles for major bills or nominations is gaining the sixty votes necessary to shut off a filibuster in the Senate. But this wasn?t always the case. Both citizens and scholars tend to think of the legislative process as a game played by the rules in which votes are the critical commodity?the side... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 20.00
The Anti-Federalists, in Herbert J. Storing's view, are somewhat paradoxically entitled to be counted among the Founding Fathers and to share in the honor and study devoted to the founding. "If the foundations of the American polity was laid by the Federalists," he writes, "the Anti-Federalist reservations echo through American history; and it is... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 49.00
From the origins of the page system in 1774 to the period in the 1940s when Congress demonstrated an indifference towards the needs of providing the boys with supervised living arrangements, congressional pages have a storied past. It's a topic that can be amusing?for years, pages simply treated the Capitol as a their private playground to subject... more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; Not Available
The standard analysis of anti-trust legislation ignores numerous inefficiencies. This ?distortion-analysis? approach responds appropriately to second-best theory and uses it to analyze the economic efficiency of business conduct covered by anti-trust law. more...
- Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 14.99 US$ 12.89
Neil MacNeil and Richard A. Baker present an authoritative, comprehensive single-volume history of the U.S. Senate. The two authors have observed and written about the Senate for a combined total of more than one hundred years. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95
Barnett shows how political environments can produce legislators who place a premium on their policy-making goals through a nuanced exploration of factors undergirding member perceptions, policy ambitions, class cohesion, and legislative learning. more...